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complication in chuck hagel's confirmation. lindsay graham pointed to some newly reported comments that hagel is said to have made at rutgers university a few years ago, that the state department was becoming an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministry. >> he said the u.s. state was the adjunct of the israeli foreign ministry office. i got a letter back from the senator in response, did you say that and do you believe that. the letter said he did not recall saying that. and he disavows that statement. >> eric: joining us is chris wallace. these xhechblts are coming out about the jewish lobby and iranian regime is legitimate and latest comment that latest one, what does it mean? >> if he never said it it doesn't mean anything. he said he didn't recall which is not a flat denial. you think you would recall it if you said something like that. this is a was in a age of cellphones and somebody has a record of it. if it turned out he said that, it mate be curtains for him. we don't have any indication he did say it other an blog post. that is the interesting things here, although the senators who bl
of defense in a very long time. >> tough touptalk from stiantor lindsay graham on defense nominee chuck hagel. the senator is not backing down and demanding answers on the bengazi attack. the obama administration defended hagel and we'll hear from the president's chief of statch at this hour. i am shannon green. america's news headquarters live starts right now. we upon begin in vat vat city, 10s of thousands vatican city where 10s of thens went to see pope benedict xvi. he shocked the world by becoming the first pope in six centuries resigned. the pontiff asked them to pray for him and the next point all of this as cardinals are arriving in rome. there is it a commuter generated images of what happen conclave. they will elect one of the group to elect a leader by secret ballot. the archbishop said all talk of potential candidates end. >> when we go into the conclave all of that stops. it is silence inside of the conclave and the really focus is on the power of the holy spirit. i am looking to this as sort of a very, very super retreat. you just start to pray, and the only indication of how t
concern? >> it's his supported of israel. he said to have made this speech and here is lindsay graham this morning on fox news sunday. >> allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that. and the letter said he did not recall saying that and disavows the statement. >> unless new information comes to light and john mccain, even though he think hagel is not qualified, senate should confirm him because of reasonable amount of time for questions to be asked. >> harris: what is the white house saying about this whole episode so far for the hagel nomination? >> president said in a google appearance that much of the talk about benz, many questions were asked about that, benghazi. congress is running out of questions. the nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary and john brennan to head the c.i.a. are both hanging in the balance. the chief of staff says that
late. >> lindsay graham a very direct message to the white house. no confirmation without information about the benghazi terror attack. >> good morning kelly. >> he is not satisfied with what he heard from officials will the attack at benghazi. he vowed he is going to get to the bottom of it even if it means blocking the confirmations of the secretary of defense as well as the cia director all important decisions that need to be fulfilled. he believes president obama cause disengaged during the attack in benghazi that he could have done more to help save the lives of chris stevens. he could wihave place add phone call request with the president of libya and demand they be allowed to rescue americans under the attack at the consulate on the night of september 11th. >> i don't believe we should let brennan or hagel be confirmed until the white house gives us an accounting. if the president ever calls anybody on the phone to help these folks? what did the president do? the families need to know the american people need to know. >> it is not unwarranted to stop for attempt to try and stop
the seoul benghazi suspect go free and listen to lindsay graham questioning outgoing chief leon panetta on president obama's being around for the decisions in ben didghazbenghaz. >> the tone nobounisians detain. >> yes. >> they released him? >> they did. >> where is he? >> they ahe is still in tunisia. >> during the 8 hour period did the president show any curiosity about how this is going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone call? >> look, there is no question in my mind that the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you are we helping these people. >> the questions raise more questions and don't offer any sort of answers. is america a more safer place or in peril on president obama's care. >> if you are in for the drone program you feel happy about killing terrorists but i am concerned about lost opportunities in terms of being able to get intelligence to gather information and to be able to make a bigger impact ove
. i think lindsay graham and others have real concerns and should have their questions answered. they'll be answered today and could have been prior to today. this is to shut up debate and move the issue forward. i agree with lindsay, providing those questions are answered, he'll get a full and fair vote probably after they come back from recess. >> there are two sets of questions, one is on what the administration did about bin gaza and others concern financial issues that came up in senator hagel's confirmation hearing. how much of a delay or distraction or risk will be this be for hagel? >> the bottom line is the senators have the right to inquire and do due diligence and be satisfied before they vote. when secretary pan leon panetta, i voted for him. there's a process. when it's fully adhered to, he'll move forward. >> neil: do you think something went wrong or do you think the administration, rather than appoint a maverick like chuck hagel, it would be an easy slam dunk through the senate. yet the confirmation hearing got to be contentious. what happened? >> bottom line is people
. then lindsay graham. those are strong conservative republicans and they're not buying it. let me tell you one thing, at the end of the day, if what the republicans want is an ineffective secretary of defense, why? they're not going to agree with obama's policies. ettes far better to have a weak secretary of defense than a strong one who shoves the president's policies down. >> neil: that might be the choice we're left with. kt, always good seeing you. >> thanks, neil. >> from gold to gone, a a meddle winner charged with murdering his girlfriend. ma anyone gunshot. "make seone y >> ma mendez and the media. we question, you decide. one som♪ ♪and you will be happy too. [ male announcer ] were you more interesting in your twenties, or now? when you were starting out? or after a few decades working in some well-worn character? experience makes you wiser for the wear. and now come the richer possibilities. [ children laughing ] aarp. an ally for real possibilities. find tools and resources at aarp.org/possibilities. we all work remotely so this is a big deal, our first full team gathering! i wa
, >> senator lindsay graham has new concerns about church hagel. the former senator is considered as defense secretary and his vote faced a filler . nomination of john brennan is hanging in the balance. senator graham is concerned that hagel might think the israelis have too much influence in washington. >> allege wouldly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office which would be breath taking if he said that to have a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in did you say that or believe that. high said he didn't recall that and disavowings. he also concerns about bengazi . even though hagel was not in time graham demanding answers. the white house said congress has plenty of answers from them about bengazi. >> you know, just the other day, our counselsent a letter to capitol hill on the latest on bengazi. that is it 10,000 pages of documents we have provided. >> the president himself said a lot of the questions of bengazi were driven by congress and they're running out of questions to ask. stiantor john mccain said hagel is no
senators and lindsay graham say they will not block a vote. next week, even if they end up voting against him. mike is live from washington. what are republicans saying about the delay. >> they say chuck hagel is a controversial nominee and time allows them important time to take a closer look at them. they obtained a letter that send to graham and another senator drafting a speech accusing the state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office. ha gefl says he disavow the statement attributed to me. here is one of the recipients of that letter. >> so i'm glad that we have got more time to look. i am glad he answered my question about the comment he allegedly made. i think we're doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> reporter: senator graham is hoping time will lead to them thinking twice. >> shep: republicans have been mad at him but what is reaction? >> president obama reminded folks that he a wartime hero. >> i think senator mccain and others know we have to work together to
to delay chunk hagel's nomination as defense secretary, lindsay graham says republicans were just doing their due diligence. >> you are talking about a person whose voting record shows softness on iran and antagonism toward israel. he would be the most antagonistic in history. i think we're doing our job to scrutiny recognize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a have a long time. >> peter: what does this mean to the american people and our troops serving overseas. joining us is steve, the ceo of concerned veterans of america. good morning. i would think that as a veteran receive a you would love this guy, did veteran representative, would you love this guy did you does he meet the mark or not? >> we came out early against senator ha did gel as the nominee for secretary of defense. we do honor and thank him what he as done for veterans. he has bring great for veterans. >> peter: where does he fall in line? >> wrong man, wrong job, wrong time. he hasn't been a thought meter on the issues and hasn't been forward looking in defense and hasn't put
for a simple majority vote later this month but we want some answers on benghazi answered and senator lindsay graham is the guy behind it. listen to this. >> the best evidence of what happened that night were the survivors. they will not give the united states congress, the f.b.i. interviews of the survivors. we've been told five different versions of who changed the talking points. this is not transparent. they're delaying, denying, deceiving. they ran out the clock during the election. i will not give up until we know what happened. at the end of the day it is about four dead americans. the way this president handled this situation, his national security team, is a travesty and we need to get to the bottom of it. and we will. >>alisyn: no interviews with survivors provided to the lawmakers. still no idea where the suspects are. they were released and are roaming freely somewhere in the middle east. plus no idea what the president was doing during those eight hours other than a 15- to half an hour phone call. no other records. >>steve: we know what he was doing. he was campaigning. >>alisyn:
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